We are honored to announce that our project at Funny Girl Farm in Chapel Hill was recognized for design excellence at this year’s AIA South Atlantic Region Conference in Savannah, Georgia. The Funny Girl Farm Produce Barn was among the 19 projects selected for recognition at the October 1 event that celebrated the work of firms from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. This project has received previous recognition by the Triangle and North Carolina chapters of the AIA.
Steve Dumez, FAIA, Principal and Director of Design for Eskew+Dumez+Ripple in New Orleans, served as the 2016 Jury Chair. Upon presenting Phil Szostak with the Merit Award for New Construction/Substantial Renovation, Dumez described the project’s distinctive design:
True to its agrarian function, this open work shed for produce handling investigates texture and form through an economy of means. Within the limits of a clearly defined plan and limited palette of materials, each building element is beautifully articulated to provide an elegant resolution through subtle rhythms, shifts and expansions. The clarity and economy in form and detailing elevates this simple, utilitarian structure to architecture of a high order.